We at New Anniesland were very sad to hear of the passing of Nairn MacEwan. He was a true rugby man and was renowned for his commitment to club and country, traveling the 400-mile round trip to train and play for Gala.

He coached  Accies for a period and I have attached a short note from Charles Afuakwah which I think sums up the feelings of all at Accies.

“Sorry to hear about the passing of Nairn 

I remember him fondly when he coached Accies  during the early 1990’s

Invited by Brian to coach us 
He was a source of  immense knowledge about the game of rugby and it was only in hindsight that I realised how much he passed on whilst coaching us on those dark wet nights on the Nee Anniesland Curling pond

Well known by the  players for his inability to dip his hand in his pocket for a beer ( I say that with humour)
We appreciated that this guy would travel all the way from Inverness to coach us 
Always a quiet and unassuming manner with a rare insight into how we should play 

He still owes the team for an end of season round in Ashton lane where he joined the squad for a rare night out before heading back to Inverness
Despite that his humour and desire to make us all improve as players did not go unnoticed 
His time at Anniesland will be remembered fondly by those of us that had the pleasure to be coached by him”

Cheers Chas

One Response to “Sad news from Inverness”

  1. Alan Stewart says:

    Prior to My sin Scott going to the Academy, I was a member of Clarkston RFC who were in the same division as Highland, and I have fond memories of Nairn playing against us. even for the opposition he was an inspiration and a gentleman. I am very sad to hear of his passing.
    Alan A. Stewart

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